Unable to buy contract-free iPhone 6 through AT&T

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  1. mrcultureshock macrumors member

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    I'm correctly on an iPhone 4s and I'm not in contract anymore (it's been 3 years). I'd like to purchase a contract-free phone through ATT or Apple (currently down). My only upgrade options for ATT is NEXT or a 2 year contract.

    Why can't I upgrade by buying a contract free iPhone 6?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having the same problem, extremely frustrating.
     
  3. mrcultureshock thread starter macrumors member

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    It's really puzzling and infuriating. My 4s is paid off yet I can only do NEXT or a 2 year contract. This with the complete incompetence by Apple on their own site really piss me off.
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Wait, what? You're trying on Apples site? They never have sold contract-free phones on launches. They start selling those weeks later. Don't know why you can't on ATT's site.
     
  5. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been trying on AT&T's site and it's only giving me Next or new contract pricing as options.
     
  6. mrcultureshock thread starter macrumors member

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    I can't unfortunately. My options at ATT is to go NEXT or get a 2 year contract. I don't want neither but if forced I'll go NEXT.
     
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Yeah, I can't understand why AT&T would want to take care of its contract customers first. That's just silly.
     
  8. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just going to wait rather than use Next, not happy though.
     
  9. mrcultureshock thread starter macrumors member

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    Me too. I'd rather pay the money now that deal with ATT too much. Either contract free ATT or unlocked on Apple.com will be wonderful.
     
  10. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep I'm holding out for either of those options as well.
     
  11. arken macrumors newbie

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    After so may failed attempts, I was able to buy 6plus 64 GB contract free att iphone for 849 dollars thru att website. The only bad thing is shipping is estimated at 14-21 days.
     
  12. mrcultureshock thread starter macrumors member

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    How did you do it? When I choose iphone 6+ and click on Upgrade, it takes me to my account page and I can see if NEXT or a 2 year contract.
     
  13. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    This is my exact same experience.
     
  14. arken macrumors newbie

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    Yup i saw the same, just proceed for upgrade which will give you options to select the phones. While selecting the phone, u will see the option of either att next, 2 year contract and contract free. Gud luck. Check out was successful in more than 10 attempts for me though.
     
  15. mrcultureshock thread starter macrumors member

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    I only see NEXT and a 2 year contract.
     
  16. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    Me too.
     
  17. arken macrumors newbie

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    What I did was after checking for upgrade where i saw only att next and 2 yr contract, I clicked on upgrade and it would let me choose the phone where i could select no contract option.
     

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  18. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    ATT is not giving that option on their site. You will have to go to a store. I also hate how they are pushing the paperless billing crap on every page. Got my two phones ordered though ATT to arrive on 19th!
     
  19. arken macrumors newbie

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    i just bought through att site. After clicking on Upgrade (shown on attached image), the next page was the next image shown.
     

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  20. mrcultureshock thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't see the pages that you attached. Any upgrade will take me to myATT page and all I see are NEXT and 2 year contract. I'm receiving a discount because I'm a Georgia state employee. I don't know if this means that the contract free is not open to me.
     
  21. bobright macrumors 601

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    Did you get a confirmation email?
     
  22. arken macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I got the confirmation email. I did not see the option to go to a store for pick up on 19th, I would have chosen that one.
     
  23. mrcultureshock thread starter macrumors member

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    I just read that the stores are up on all browsers. I just purchased an "unlocked" iPhone 6 Plus 128GB from Apple. Going to bed now. Good night all!
     
  24. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    Just got my TMO ones from Apple as well! Night!
     
  25. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    The emails came from AT&T about 15 seconds after the orders went through, confiming both to be here on the 19th

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    COngrats to you. I feel so much better that this is over, now we just got to wait a week!
     

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